Sexuality Education should explore what it is to be human; the relationships and taboos that have existed throughout time, how culture impacts our understandings of ourselves, and critical literacy around media, body image, and pornography. And so much more...

Qualifications:

  • Masters of Sexology (Curtin University)

  • Postgraduate Diploma of Public Health (Curtin University)

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Healthy sexual development and protecting young people from harm (Traffic Lights Framework)

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Level 1)

  • Bachelor of Arts/Psychology (University of Tasmania)

  • Diploma of Counselling (AIPC)

  • Certificate III & IV in Fitness (AIF)

Memberships:

  • National Chairperson- Society of Australian Sexologists

  • Director- Society of Australian Sexologists

  • Executive Committee - Australian Sexual Health Alliance

  • Invited member - World Association of Sexual Health, Sexual Rights Committee

  • Australasian Society of HIV Medicine

Kerrin Bradfield (she/they)

Clinical Sexologist/Accredited Sexuality Educator

I am the founder of Open Book Project, a mother of one, and a passionate advocate for relationships and sexuality education.

Working with young people and providing them with quality education has been a focus of my career and I have delivered relationships and sexuality education to thousands of young people, their families, and communities. 

For many years my nickname has been Frank, for my ability to speak openly and honestly about things that others find awkward. This skill is something I teach to others because I firmly believe if we can communicate better about sexual safety, pleasure, and respect we can change the world! Most of my career has revolved around conversations about sexuality in some form or another and I've been lucky enough to train under some of the best sexuality educators in the country.

 

I have worked both in Australia and internationally as a Sexologist, designing and implementing projects and sexuality education for audiences ranging from community groups to United Nations staff. For the past 6 years, I have worked at the Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence, and I continue to develop projects and programs that address issues of consent such as #WhatDoYouExpectElder Sexual Abuse (ELSA), Schoolies, and Start By Believing.  

I bring a unique perspective to the education of respectful relationships, having worked as a Sex and Relationships Therapist for several years and with specialist training in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy. So many of my therapy clients, singles and couples, needed education and sometimes quite basic information. More and more I was seeing the heartache and pain in adulthood that stemmed from a lack of early education about relationships and sexuality.

I am passionate about inclusion and access to sexuality education and have delivered sessions in mainstream and special education classrooms. I rewrote the Every Body Needs to Know resource with my colleague Natasha Milner to ensure that young people with disability had access to contemporary resources around contraception, pornography, and dating.

In my spare time, I am the current National Chairperson of the Society of Australian Sexologists, Australia’s leading peak body for the regulation and accreditation of psychosexual therapists and sexuality educators.. 

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